Amy Hamm, a B.C. nurse, women's rights advocate, and mother of two, enters Day 14 of her disciplinary hearing with the British Columbia College of Nurses and Midwives (BCCNM) over her acknowledgement that two genders exist.
Two members of the public, who had never been patients of the accused, lodged a complaint with the BCCNM last year over an 'I [heart] J.K. Rowling' billboard from 2020. They claimed Hamm disseminated "medically inaccurate information" by standing in solidarity with Rowling, also an advocate for women and children.
The professional body subsequently launched an investigation into the matter, rescinding the initial charge in June 2022.
Now, they allege the nurse "[…] made discriminatory and derogatory statements regarding transgender people [between approximately July 2018 and March 2021] as a nurse or nurse educator" across various online platforms, including but not limited to, podcasts, videos, published writings and social media.
On October 24, Hamm condemned a CBC "hit piece" on her, wherein they claim she publicly made anti-transgender statements.
"Her online posts have mocked various transgender women," writes the state broadcaster, such as calling them "a man in a dress."
Hamm told Rebel News that following the complaint, she received tens of thousands of messages that threatened her with hate and abuse. "I think that has the effect of showing people how toxic this debate actually is," she said.
"Funny how I’m allowed to work despite their accusations that my off-duty conduct makes me unsafe," she posted on her X feed October 4, calling the hearing a "witch trial."
Follow along with updates from Drea Humphrey below: